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International Day Of Happiness. How Magnesium Can Boost Your Mood

International Day Of Happiness. How Magnesium Can Boost Your Mood

You know you need magnesium for healthy bones, but did you know that magnesium also plays a key role in psychological processes? That's right, magnesium can help boost your mood! It was International Day of Happiness this week on the 20th March 2023, so we thought there was no better time than to share with you, how magnesium can play a role in your happiness. 

The majority of your body’s magnesium is stored in our bones, while the rest is distributed to muscles, tissues and bodily fluids, where it takes part in hundreds of enzymatic reactions. In addition to bone health, this mineral is essential for energy production, nerve transmission, regulating muscle contractions, relaxation, blood pressure and more. 

In a mood? Magnesium might help

If you find yourself irritable, stressed or downright depressed, this critical mineral may help you get out of your funk. Studies suggest adequate magnesium intake can calm stress, improve mood and enhance sleep. Here’s how it works:

  • Stress and anxiety: Magnesium plays an important role in regulating the body’s response to stress. Chronic physical or mental stress depletes your body of magnesium, and low magnesium levels intensify stress — creating a vicious cycle. Magnesium moderates activity of the body’s stress-response system, and studies suggest increasing magnesium intake may reduce anxiety, ease stress and minimise the response to fear.
  • Mood and depression: Magnesium is important for many of the pathways, enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation; it’s also associated with inflammation, known to play a part in symptoms of depression. Studies link low magnesium intake with a higher risk for depression and suggest that increasing magnesium can significantly improve symptoms of depression and anxiety — in some cases, as effectively as an antidepressant drug!
  • Sleep: Magnesium interacts with GABA, a neurotransmitter that reduces the activity of neurons in the brain, quieting and calming the nervous system and encouraging sleep. It also impacts melatonin, the hormone that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycles, and relaxes muscles to induce deeper sleep. Studies suggest magnesium improves total sleep time and quality, and shortens the time it takes to fall asleep.

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An amazing feature of magnesium is that it can be absorbed topically, making it one of the most effective health supplements.

Used in the form of magnesium oil spray or bath salts, it helps to detoxify the whole body, reduce aches, pains and tensions, relieve stress and anxiety, while boosting your energy levels. It also aids in stress relief and promotes a restful sleep.

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